Some Healing Goin’ On & The Lovebirds
My doctor’s appointment for my leg/ankle/whatever else is broken (ha) was yesterday afternoon. And it went pretty well!
The x-rays showed the new bone that is building around the stress fracture in my fibula and the puffiness that I’m noticing is just a typical healing reaction. <------All good things!! All my ligaments and tendons are solid, as they have been.
The doctor said he really wants me to get to the 8-12 week (post-injury) mark before I am back to full-on running. I am into my 6th week…6 weeks, 3 days to be exact. I could probably count the hours, but I’ll spare you. SO, I got the go ahead to start walking next week. 2 miles, nothing crazy, and see how it feels. The week after THAT, I can start SLOWLY JOGGING…emphasis on slowly. After that week, it’s all based on how it feels.
The thing that got me yesterday was when he said, “You have broken a major bone in the body, for no reason.” You have to be careful.
I’ll be careful, and I’m certainly not rushing into anything.
I promise. [And I really am serious.]
On to other things…
This morning I broke out my Extreme Burn DVD, and it kicked my butt…in a good way of course. I have put this DVD away for the last 6 weeks because I knew I would have to do a lot of modifications in order to avoid any impact on my leg. But frankly, I REALLY wanted to do something different today, so mods it was! Even with lots of modifications, it had my muscles trembling. I’m so glad I went ahead and did it. And I wore my HRM and was glad that my heart rate showed my effort!
Yeah! Not quite the same endorphins as running, but it’s really close!
And today’s Prayer devotion-
And yesterday was my Mom and Dad’s 30th wedding anniversary!
How cute are they?!
Happy Anniversary, you lovebirds!